Welcome to the Our little group

    Additional Rules


    Posts : 53
    Join date : 2015-05-28

    Additional Rules

    Post by Death on Fri May 29, 2015 5:04 pm

    Advantage and Disadvantage
    Sometimes an ability check, attack roll, or saving throw
    is modified by special situations called advantage and
    disadvantage. Advantage reflects the positive circumstances
    surrounding a d20 roll, while disadvantage
    reflects the opposite. When you have either advantage or
    disadvantage, you roll a second d20 when you make the
    roll. Use the higher of the two rolls if you have advantage,
    and use the lower roll if you have disadvantage.
    For example, if you have disadvantage and roll a 17 and
    a 5, you use the 5. If you instead have advantage and roll
    those numbers, you use the 17.
    More detailed rules for advantage and disadvantage
    are presented in chapter 7.

    Specific Beats General
    This book contains rules, especially in parts 2 and 3,
    that govern how the game plays. That said, many racial
    traits, class features, spells, magic items, monster abilities,
    and other game elements break the general rules in
    some way, creating an exception to how the rest of the
    game works. Remember this: If a specific rule contradicts
    a general rule, the specific rule wins.
    Exceptions to the rules are often minor. For instance,
    many adventurers don’t have proficiency with longbows,
    but every wood elf does because o f a racial trait. That
    trait creates a minor exception in the game. Other
    examples of rule-breaking are more conspicuous. For
    instance, an adventurer can’t normally pass through
    walls, but some spells make that possible. Magic
    accounts for most of the major exceptions to the rules.

    Round Down
    There’s one more general rule you need to know at the
    outset. Whenever you divide a number in the game,
    round down if you end up with a fraction, even if the
    fraction is one-half or greater.


      Current date/time is Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:32 pm